Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reckons victory over Bournemouth at the start of the season was a massive achievement for his team.
City began their record run by winning at Saturday's visitors Bournemouth in August through Raheem Sterling's 96th-minute goal — and Guardiola says that moment was key.
He claimed it was pivotal because it proved his Blues could win games with fight as well as flair.
“It was so important because we drew the game before against Everton at home and nobody expected us to win 16 games in a row in that moment," said the Catalan. “It was the same when we won the Southampton game in the last seconds.
“When you win a lot of games, some you win because you play much better and you win comfortably, but others you have to win this way.
“You cannot win all 16 games by a big gap. That's why it was good it happened. We had luck in that moment."